Episode #4: The NYC fat injection fixer: Dr. Robert Schwarcz

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This episode features my close friend Robert Schwarcz, M.D..  Dr. Schwarcz is a highly accomplished oculoplastic and facial cosmetic surgeon and he’s the guy I would send my family to see if they needed facial cosmetic or reconstructive work done in NY if I couldn’t do it myself. He is known as a fat injection expert and for fixing fat grafting problems, especially under the eyes, and he created a special surgical tool to remove fat lumps.  We also work out of the same office in Manhattan. You can learn more about him on his website, here.

Facial fat transfer, also known as fat grafting has gained popularity in the last 10 years because fat is a natural substance that can last for years as a volume replacer, directly addressing one of the primary causes of facial aging.  I’ve been performing this procedure for over 10 years and I most often use it as a tool to enhance lower blepharoplasty and facelifts.

There are potential complications that can result from fat grafting, but I’ve seen these to be extremely rare (less than 1%) when done with careful fat collection, processing, and placement.  The risks can include lumps, over-filling, and contour irregularities.

In my conversation with Dr. Schwarcz on fat injections and more, we cover the following:

  • Why the success of facial fat injections can be technique-dependent

  • How he became known for fixing eyelid and fat grafting problems

  • Who is a good candidate for facial fat injections

  • A homework assignment that became Dr. Schwarcz’s lifelong hobby and passion

    To learn more about facial fat injections read this blog post

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